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From Albania to Zaire, there's a whole world out there.
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Albania to Zaire? Name the last film you saw that was made in either of these countries.
Topic by: IVLIA
Posted: July 17, 2004 - 6:17 PM PDT
Last Reply: August 24, 2004 - 12:31 PM PDT

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author topic: Albania to Zaire? Name the last film you saw that was made in either of these countries.
IVLIA
post #1  on July 17, 2004 - 6:17 PM PDT  
Okay... just being a smart ass.

Even so, Zaire is not even Zaire anymore.

From Albania to the Democratic Republic of Congo? I guess that doesn't have quite the same ring.

From Azerbaijan to Zimbabwe?
Eoliano
post #2  on July 18, 2004 - 12:39 AM PDT  
Well, frankly, not one film, but take a look at what they're watching in Azerbaijan.
IVLIA
post #3  on July 18, 2004 - 8:37 AM PDT  
Um... fascinating. It took me all night to learn cyrillic, but once I got it sussed, wow!

And since this is no longer a purely rhetorical question, how about the Albanians?

Re Zaire (sort of): I don't know if this film was actually filmed in the Belgian Congo (and I'm sure it's been brought up thousands of times under the "Where's My DVD?" rubric), but... The Nun's Story? Not Audrey Hepburn's most glamorous role (she had to kick that Givenchy habit for another), but one of my all-time faves. I know... patience!
Eoliano
post #4  on July 18, 2004 - 9:51 AM PDT  
The Nun's Story was filmed in what was then the Belgian Congo, now the Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly Zaire, and at Cinecittà. Sergio Leone was one of the assistant directors!
IVLIA
post #5  on July 18, 2004 - 12:18 PM PDT  
The Nun's Story... at Cinecittà.
> ---------------------------------

Another wow! from me.

Would you treat me to a link, per favore?
Eoliano
post #6  on July 18, 2004 - 12:37 PM PDT  
> The Nun's Story... at Cinecittà.

> Another wow! from me.

> Would you treat me to a link, per favore?

Link to where? Cinecittà? Certo, andiamo!
underdog
post #7  on July 19, 2004 - 10:14 AM PDT  
Heh. I take no responsibility for that A to Z tag on the Foreign discussion section, but always thought it was kind of cute. And, hey, it just says "there's a whole world out there," without specifying film. ;-)

Well, we could change it to "From America to Zanzibar..."

If we had a theater section we could have "From Arcadia to (Albee's) Zoo Story, we cover the stage..."

From Andalusia to Zimbabwe...

Ah, forget it. Hee.

C
DLeonard
post #8  on July 19, 2004 - 12:06 PM PDT  
> On July 18, 2004 - 8:37 AM PDT IVLIA wrote:
> ---------------------------------
>
> Re Zaire (sort of): I don't know if this film was actually filmed in the Belgian Congo (and I'm sure it's been brought up thousands of times under the "Where's My DVD?" rubric), but... The Nun's Story? Not Audrey Hepburn's most glamorous role (she had to kick that Givenchy habit for another), but one of my all-time faves. I know... patience!
> ---------------------------------

Well, if we're talking about films being shot in the country, then you'd want to include When We Were Kings.

And that happened when it was still Zaire.



IVLIA
post #9  on July 19, 2004 - 12:38 PM PDT  
Hey C, no worries! The A to Z thing is totally charming. I was just feeling a bit punchy when I started the thread.

>If we had a theater section we could have "From Arcadia to (Albee's) Zoo >Story, we cover the stage..."

Absolutely! And if you had a foreign/adult subcategory, it could be introduced as "From Djibouti to Umm Said...," or a foreign/gay & lesbian/adult subcat, "From Mangaia to Leipsos...."

"Rapa to Savage Island...," "Lapland to Bangkok...," "Fakaofo to Futuna...," and for safety's sake, "From Aruba to Damao...."
Eoliano
post #10  on July 19, 2004 - 5:53 PM PDT  
DLeonard has Ziare covered, and yeah, DL, I did see that film, but what about Albania? The only title that readily comes to mind is Gianni Amelio's unforgettable Lamerica.
Eoliano
post #11  on July 21, 2004 - 1:42 PM PDT  
Okay, now what about everything in between, say from Bahrain to Yemen...
IVLIA
post #12  on July 22, 2004 - 2:22 PM PDT  
Antipaste to Zuppe? I'm hungry.

Oops! Thought for a sec that this was the food discussion.
Eoliano
post #13  on July 22, 2004 - 3:11 PM PDT  
> Antipaste to Zuppe? I'm hungry.

> Oops! Thought for a sec that this was the food discussion.

Antipasti, zuppa, maccheroni, cosa vuoi?

Discussing food on these boards is uncontrollable and never off-topic in any thread!
IVLIA
post #14  on July 22, 2004 - 3:27 PM PDT  
Okay, eo, clear this up for me, please: isn't the correct word antipasta (plural antipaste) meaning "before the pasta," and not antipasto, which is, I think, an americanism?

Well, whatever it is, ci voglio molto.
Eoliano
post #15  on July 22, 2004 - 4:15 PM PDT  
> Okay, eo, clear this up for me, please: isn't the correct word antipasta (plural antipaste) meaning "before the pasta," and not antipasto, which is, I think, an americanism?

Antipasta is incorrect, it is antipasto(i), before the pasto(i) (meal).

Allora, cosa vuoi? Antipasto e poi il pasto?
IVLIA
post #16  on July 22, 2004 - 7:44 PM PDT  
> Antipasta is incorrect, it is antipasto(i), before the pasto(i) (meal).
>
> Allora, cosa vuoi? Antipasto e poi il pasto?
> ---------------------------------

Avevo torto... avevo torto... non posso crederlo!

Che cretina.

Non ho più fame!
Eoliano
post #17  on July 22, 2004 - 8:35 PM PDT  
> Avevo torto... avevo torto... non posso crederlo!

Si, è vero! Antipasti prima e poi il pasto!

Torta c'è, ma torto non c'è! = ; ^ )

> Che cretina.

No, non è vero! Stai calma.

> Non ho più fame!

Cosa? Non hai fame ancora, o...?
IVLIA
post #18  on July 22, 2004 - 9:59 PM PDT  
> > Non ho più fame!
>
> Cosa? Non hai fame ancora, o...?
> ---------------------------------

...o non l'ho più perchè sono debile (ecco l'iperbole).

Ma, va bene. Sto calma adesso.

Puis-je avoir un biftek, à point, aux champignons, avec des frites et un verre d'un bon côtes du Rhône?

Ou bien, tout simplement un whisky? Sec.

S'il te plaît?

Eoliano
post #19  on July 23, 2004 - 7:21 AM PDT  
> ...o non l'ho più perchè sono debile (ecco l'iperbole).

Non ho capito bene! Debile o debole? Forse in inglese è meglio, no?

Aum! Bistecca ai funghi con patate fritte e una bottiglia di vino da côtes du Rhône!

IVLIA
post #20  on July 23, 2004 - 9:54 AM PDT  
> Non ho capito bene! Debile o debole?

Aiuto! No, no, no. Debile, ma capisco che non parlo troppo bene l'italiano! C'è una parola in francese, débile chi vuole dire dumb, e pensavo che le due parole erano le stesse (lo stesso?). Ma, non è tanto facile!

>Forse in inglese è meglio, no?

Sì, ma non è tanto divertente (per me).

> Aum! Bistecca ai funghi con patate fritte e una bottiglia di vino da côtes du Rhône!

Hey now! I said a glass of côtes du Rhône!, not a bottle!

Could you recommend an Italian wine that is similar to a côtes du Rhône, i.e. pretty full-bodied, but not overpowering (goes well with red meat, but isn't too serious) and not too expensive? I don't know anything about Italian wine, unfortunately.
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